Topic Summary: Promoting Mental Well-Being in a Post-Corona World

The efforts made to provide everyone, everywhere equal access to care for mental well-being is not something that started recently. However, it must also be noted that at a time when saving the lives of patients suffering from the spreading virus is a top priority across the globe, the care and attention given to those suffering mentally is facing a relative decrease. It is hence imperative that a plan is introduced to support the mental well-being of all citizens regardless of age, gender, and social occupation in a world where health couldn’t be more demanding.

The ultimate goal of this committee is to propose a strategy that will ensure access to adequate mental health care and boost mental well-being.

We will be examining questions such as: what does it mean to be mentally healthy? What new issues concerning mental well-being have arisen as a result of the pandemic? How has the rapid changes in the living environment led to a decrease in mental well-being of children? How about those who belong to minority groups? How is economic inequality affecting the mental health of the people? 

Director’s Letter

Dear Delegates, Welcome to the World Health Organization committee of JMMUN 2022! I cannot wait to meet you all at the conference in March as your director.

I am currently a grade 11 student at Senzoku Gakuen High School majoring in humanities. I spent my time in London for 6 years until I was 10, during which I fostered my passion for writing and girl’s football — two activities which I still love doing today! This year’s topic for the Beginner I committee is centered on mental well-being. The primary goal of this two-day conference is to come up with a resolution for the topic by sharing opinions and negotiating with students you’ve never met before.

However, I also assume that many of you junior high/high school students occasionally feel stress caused by the burden of school work and human relationships, along with the unfavourable yet unavoidable changes triggered by Covid-19. For this reason, I sincerely hope that your discussions on the topic of mental health will provide you with an opportunity to share and resolve your common concerns with peers on both universal and personal levels. It is an honour to be able to chair this year’s Beginner I commitee, and I look forward to listening to all your amazing debates. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Let’s make this conference the best it can be!
Sincerely,

Miho

Director,

World Health Organization

Hi! My name is Milan Yamaoka and this is my first year participating in JMMUN.
I’m hoping that we can turn this conference into an fantastic opportunity to inspire and encourage each other in many aspects.
I am looking forward to see everyone both online and in-person!
Sincerely,

Milan
Co-Director,
World Health Organization

My name is Aisha Kitazume and I could not be more excited to chair for this committee! I hope this conference serves as an opportunity for you to broaden your perspective, and meet new people!
Sincerely,

Aisha
Co-Director
World Health Organization

I am a non-returnee student who belongs to MUN club since when I was in the 2nd year of junior high.
At first I was nervous to speak English in front of many returnees. But I do like to speak English and I wanted to, and MUN is one of the few clubs gives me opportunity to speak English without hesitation; as all the non-returnee who is eager to be a better English speaker may knows, it is somewhat awkward to speak English in the presence of other non-returnees :,-)
Looking back now, it was a good challenge of me to join MUN and I’m proud of it. Nobody knows what MUN is like or if it is fun at first;) So, no matter if you’re beginner, I hope you just get to know by participating, and like it (the more you understand, the more you’ll like it)! I can understand beginners and I’m happy to support them 🙂
Sincerely,

Rina
Co-Director
World Health Organization